Private Errol Cappie Nepean Devlin

Service number 1166, 91
Birth Date 1891
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Penrith
Death Date 1916-05-30
Death Place France: Nord Pas de Calais, Nord, Armentieres
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
  • 18th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 18th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • First World War, 1914-1918
  • First World War, 1914-1918

Errol Cappie Nepean Devlin was born at Penrith, New South Wales during 1891 to parents Sidney William and Mary. A clerk by trade, he first enlisted at Liverpool on 12 August 1914 at the age of 23 with the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force (ANMEF), Tropical Unit, 1st Battalion. He left Australia aboard HMAT Berrima on 19 August 1914 and served with the ANMEF to capture German assets in New Guinea.

After returning to Australia, he chose to enlist once again. On 22 March 1915 he again enlisted at Liverpool and was assigned to the 18th Infantry Battalion with the rank of private. Devlin departed Sydney aboard HMAT Ceramic on 25 June 1915. He served with the 18th Battalion at Gallipoli and on the Western Front until he was killed in action on 30 May 1916 in France. He was 25 years old. Errol Devlin is buried at Brewery Orchard Cemetery, Bois-Grenier, France.



Date of birth 1891
Date of embarkation 19 August 1914
Date of enlistment 18 March 1915
Date of embarkation 25 June 1915
Date of death 30 May 1916